Our deep commitment to our community means that we must play our role in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic among us.
As we have been monitoring the rapidly evolving situation, relying on information from local and national authorities, as well as our partners and colleagues in Anchorage, we have come to the difficult decision to suspend all performances of Tosca (April 17, 18 & 19) at the Discovery Theatre in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts and TAKE ONE: Tosca (April 5) at the private residence of Tim Pearson and Brian Chen. Your safety and well-being and that of our cast, crew, orchestra, technical team, venue staff and others, is our top priority. We are deeply saddened that we are unable to bring Puccini’s masterpiece Tosca and its preview event to our community as planned but are working diligently to reschedule them both for next season, hopefully with the same stellar performers, designers and technical team.
This decision is in accordance with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Governor Mike Dunleavy’s declaration of a public health emergency, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s Emergency Order banning all events and gatherings with 50 or more people and the closure of our rehearsal and performance venue, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts by the City of Anchorage through March 31.
As you may imagine, the cancellation of our biggest production of the season seriously impacts our company financially. Our artists, too, many of whom have already invested a great deal of time and effort in their preparations, face difficult times.
But difficult times only serve to reaffirm our commitment to “Enrich. Inspire. Educate. Collaborate. Build Community, one note at a time”. As we work together to overcome this challenge, we’re humbled and grateful in the knowledge that our strongest asset is the continuing support of our community.
What can you do to help Anchorage Opera?
CenterTix is currently working on what their refund policies and mechanisms are amidst the pandemic. Once these are finalized you can:
- Donate your ticket to Anchorage Opera –These funds will be critical as we work to reschedule Tosca
- Exchange your ticket for a future Anchorage Opera show – Stay tuned for our 2020-2021 Season announcement (hopefully to include Tosca)
If you wish a refund for Take One: Tosca please contact Anchorage Opera directly at 907-279-2557
If you are able, please consider an additional donation to Anchorage Opera. Your generosity at this crucial time helps us recover, rebuild and plan great things for our community post-COVID-19.
We thank you for your loyalty, and appreciate your patience, understanding and support as we strive to continue making magic onstage (and off…) for our community!”
The Staff and Board of Anchorage Opera